Dance First Member Insight from Earthdance Retreat!

2021-07-20T06:06:40-04:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This weeks Dance First Member Insight is from Earthdance Retreat in Massachusetts! Earthdance is an arts organization and retreat center hosting workshops, artist retreats, and community programming surrounding the flow of movement and sustainability. Our organization began in 1986 when a group of dancers and artists in Boston joined together to cultivate a place [...]

Dance First Member Insight from Open Floor facilitator Claire Alexander.

2021-07-13T05:18:00-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week’s Dance First Members’ Spotlight shines on our entire revered family of Dance First members! It’s our honor and privilege to serve such a dynamic and high-vibration community of leaders around the world! Starting out with long-time the pioneering Tamalpa Institute . From the Life/Art Process to the Tamalpa ArtCorps, they’re cultivating Anna and Daria Halprin’s family [...]

Dance First Member Insight from Adam Barley, creator of ZeroOne

2021-07-06T02:27:40-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This weeks Dance First Member Insight is from Adam Barley, creator of ZeroOne. We begin walking around the room, as we've done so many times before, finding our feet, getting our bearings, noticing each other. We're in Nicosia, Cyprus, and many of the dancers here know each other from other workshops, as well as socially. [...]

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Dance First Member Insight from Banafsheh Sayyad, creator of Dance of Oneness

2021-06-29T06:17:09-04:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This weeks Dance First Member Insight is from Banafsheh Sayyad, creator of Dance of Oneness. Greetings dancers, Empowerment comes from taking a courageous stance not just for ourselves but also on behalf of everything we love. The circle of the self is completed when we extend our embrace, our care, and our protection to [...]

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Dance First Member Insight from Emma Leech, founder of Emma Dance

2021-06-15T04:41:22-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week's Dance First Member Insight is from Emma Leech, founder of Emma Dance! ~ Stepping out and feeling our way back into a new world, post-pandemic. Sensing, feeling from my body, instinct turned raw and real, switched on and tuned in. The 5 Rhythms Movement practice has given me a place to lean into [...]

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Dance First Memebr Insight from Melissa Michaels

2021-06-09T05:56:28-04:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week's Dance First Member Insight is from Melissa Michaels, founder of Golden Bridge! Integration and Emergence! This past weekend, a small group of Golden Bridge movers and shakers stepped onto the dance floor for the first time in 15 months. With both a well-honed orientation towards solitude and a longing for connection, we entered into a [...]

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Dance First Memorial Tribute to Anna Halprin courtesy of The Tamalpa Institute

2021-06-01T07:12:49-04:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week's Dance First Member Insight is a tribute to Anna Halprin contributed by The Tamalpa Institute. Anna Halprin, a dancer and choreographer who sought to move beyond what she saw as the constraints of modern dance and whose experiments inspired, challenged, and sometimes perplexed generations of dancers and audiences, died on Monday at her [...]

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Dance First Member Insight from 5Rhythms Dance, Dharma, and Meditation leader Lucia Horan!

2021-05-25T07:24:15-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week's Dance First Member Insight is from 5Rhythms Dance, Dharma, and Meditation leader Lucia Horan. Grief Dancer: Resource & Renewal in the time of the Pandemic Many things have been learned during the time of the Pandemic. We have been asked to address the collective grief and come to terms with the fact that almost [...]

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Dance First Member Insight from Movement Medicine co-founder Ya’Acov Darling Khan!

2021-05-18T07:18:05-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week's Dance First Member Spotlight is from global movement leader Ya'Acov Darling Khan, co-founder of Movement Medicine. Greetings dear dancers, My whole life has centered around the great unanswerable questions of our universe. The original iteration of this fascination was: 'If God created all this, what created God.' From the age of 5, I would [...]

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Dance First Member Spotlight on Lorca Simons, 5Rhythms Ritual Theatre Innovator and creator of LiveWire and WingSpan!

2021-05-11T08:21:15-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Member Spotlight|

This week's Dance First Member Spotlight is from UK-based Lorca Simons, creator of the Live Wire & Wingspan interpretations of 5Rhythms Ritual Theatre. "I want to feel that we can touch each other through the screen towards a new kind of intimacy. Listening with the ear of the heart, seeing with the eye of [...]

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